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The Cow-Tail Switch: And Other West African Stories

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Publisher Comments:

     “The stories of West Africa are about men and animals, about kings, warriors, and hunters. They tell about clever people and stupid people, about good ones and bad ones, about how things and animals got to be how they are. Sometimes they are just tall tales. There are stories about Frog, Rabbit, Turtle, Guinea Fowl, and all the other animals that West Africans know. Some of the stories make you think. Some make you laugh.

     Here are some of the stories of the people of the forests, the seacoast, the hills, and the plains.

     The people of West Africa give them to you.”

Synopsis:

17 stories make up this unique collection of folktales brought to life by illustrations throughout the text.

About the Author

As a young man, Harold Courlander (1908-1996) took a trip to Haiti with the intention of doing research for a novel. He discovered his lifelong passion, anthropology, which led him to further travels and research into Native Americans, Asians, Indians, and numerous African tribes. He preserved the history of these people in his many books of folklore and history.
 
George Herzog (1901-1983) was a musicologist and anthropologist specializing in Native American music. Like Courlander, he was intent on preserving the heritage of people, particularly through their music.
 
Madye Lee Chastain (1908-1989) wrote 17 childrens books and illustrated many more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312380069
Author:
Courlander, Harold
Publisher:
Square Fish
Illustrator:
Chastain, Madye Lee
Author:
Herzog, George
Author:
Chastain, Madye Lee
Author:
Courlander, Harold
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Africa
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.64 x 5.37 x 0.46 in
Age Level:
08-12

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